• SD-WAN makes dynamic use of the various internet connections available to ensure an optimal user
    experience for on-demand services such as those required for business
  • Software provides virtualised resources for connections over WAN networks using standard broadband
    Internet links
  • Benefits: cost reduction, high stability and reliability of connections, control via ETO Panel and the possibility
    of creating different user profiles

Drawing on 25 years of experience and hundreds of innovative audio/video, entertainment, IT and lighting & comfort systems installed on superyachts, Videoworks responds promptly to the increasingly specific demands of shipowners and shipyards for an Internet connection at all latitudes as strong as that of their homes and offices. The availability and stability of the yacht’s Internet connection becomes therefore fundamental, as use of multimedia content is increasingly moving from “on premise” services such as onboard DVDs and Blu-Rays to “on demand” services provided by various platforms, and at the same time people want to be able to manage web meetings while sailing just as they do in the office at home.

Videoworks has sensed this growing need and, confirming its ability to innovate and anticipate demand with proactive responses, has developed SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) software-based network technology, which, unlike previous hardware-only solutions, provides virtualised resources for connections over wide area networks via standard broadband Internet links. By applying software-defined networking principles to wide area networks, SD-WAN technology abstracts traffic management and monitoring tasks from network hardware and then distributes them to individual applications.

In practice, being able to have different connections, from 4G/5G to Starlink or dockside connections, the system automatically chooses the best solution based on the specific needs of the moment, and SD-WAN makes dynamic use of all the different connections available to guarantee an optimal user experience. For example, if you want to watch a film via streaming, Starlink will be preferred for its bandwidth potential as a brief disconnection would not be a problem, while for a business conference it will prefer the dockside connection, which may be less highperforming but is more stable, because in this case an interruption could jeopardise the continuity of the meeting.

The many benefits of the system can be summed up in seven points:

– Lower costs with independent carrying over 4G/5G networks, LEO s